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Written with divine inspiration by ChandraShekhar Karwa

SYNOPSIS: We pray to GOD to ask for something or to overcome fear. But true prayer must be done for becoming dear to GOD and for making GOD dear to us. This is the pinnacle of prayer. READ FULL ARTICLE BELOW -



In every religion there is a special importance attached to prayer. We pray to fulfill some desire or to overcome fear. These are various objectives of prayer.


But the real objective of prayer is that we pray so that we become dear to GOD and GOD becomes dear to us. This is the pinnacle of prayer.


Goswami Tulsidasji after writing Shri Ramayana made a request to GOD that GOD becomes dear to him. How much dear, like the female is dear to a libidinous and like wealth is dear to a greedy. The second request that Goswami Tulsidasji made in many places in Shri Ramayana is that he should become dear to GOD. Due to such dearness, GOD should say that “ Tulsi is mine”.


With the rise of devotion it is only possible that GOD become dear to us because it displays the goodness, majesty and pastimes of GOD which attracts us towards GOD. Due to it GOD becomes dear to us.


But for us to become dear to GOD it is only possible due to GOD’s mercy. Because we are filled with ill qualities and therefore we cannot become dear to GOD. Like an upright person becomes dear to another upright person, similarly a person with goodness can become dear to GOD who is an ocean of goodness.


Therefore a humble prayer at the lotus feet of GOD should be made at all times that whatsoever evil which is disliked by GOD must not enter into me. And whatsoever good which is liked by GOD must always enter into me. We must seek such blessing from GOD.


We must make such request because by doing so, we will become dear to GOD, which should be the aim of our life. The aim of our life should be similar to that of Goswami Tulsidasji that we should become dear to GOD.


There should not be any hidden interest in it. When we become dear to GOD we will automatically receive honor from the world. So there should not be any hidden ambition for name, fame and honor because it will lead to arrogance. Evil like arrogance is not dear to GOD.


There is a clear principle that whosoever makes his nature like GOD, receives honor from the world. Like the river water hits the stones inside the river and the stones are also hit by persons when on earth, but the stones which takes the shape of Ling (a round stone which is seen as an idol of GOD) is never hit by river water because due to roundness the water runs over it and when out of the water they are worshipped as idols. Likewise a soul which raises himself in the goodness of GOD and discards the evils which is not dear to GOD receives the true honor from the world.


Therefore, to shed away the evil and for imbibing the goodness we should always pray to GOD. Such prayer should be performed so that we become dear to GOD, which should be the aim of our life. There should not be any hidden interest and if there is one we should pray to GOD to destroy it because it is a symbol of arrogance which is not dear to GOD.


If such prayer is performed daily and devotion is practiced then we will see that evil goes away from our life and goodness becomes part of our life. When the evil goes and the goodness sets in, we start becoming dear to GOD and GOD becomes dear to us.


Like an upright person is liked by another upright person and vice versa, similarly GOD like a person with goodness and a person with goodness likes GOD. GOD is the treasure house of goodness, therefore only a person with goodness will be liked by GOD and the person with goodness will only like GOD who is an ocean of goodness.


If we become dear to GOD and GOD becomes dear to us, then we reach the real pinnacle of human life. Such pinnacle is achieved by saints. After reaching such state, we lose our love for the world.


Today we love the world, we love the items of the world and we love the relations of the world. There is a clear principle that the world and GOD cannot be simultaneously dear to us. Like the Sun and the darkness cannot co-exist. Where there is Sun, there is no darkness and where there is darkness there is no ray of the Sun, similarly when we love the world we cannot love GOD and when we love GOD we cannot love the world. (In a very high stage, GOD and the world equally become dear to us. That stage is when we are able to see GOD everywhere in the world. In every particle we are able to visualize GOD. Very few reach such stage like devotee Prahlad ji reached.)


Therefore, we should imbibe devotion so that GOD becomes dear to us and we must pray that we become dear to GOD. GOD becomes dear to us – this is only possible with the practice of devotion because devotion displays the goodness, majesty and pastimes of GOD which attracts us towards GOD. We become dear to GOD – this is possible with GOD’s mercy, therefore such prayer should be performed daily so that such mercy is received in our lives.


English Translation vetted by Sheelnidhi Gupta
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